© Heiko Muth (2013)

Lemna minor

Common Duckweed

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Aquarium suitability: yes
Difficulty: very easy
Growth: very fast
See also: Landoltia punctata , Lemna spp.
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Range and localities: 

Temperate zone, almost cosmopolitan


Availability [?]: 
  • frequently available commercially
  • frequently available from other aquarists

Common names: 
  • Common Duckweed

Habit, plant type:

  • free-floating (surface)
Botanical name [?]: Lémna mínor L.

Major group (unranked): Seed plants: Flowering plants (Angiosperms)
Order: Alismatales
Family: Araceae
Genus: Lemna

References and further reading:
  1. Wayne Armstrong's On-line description of Lemna minor (Lemnaceae) (http://waynesword.palomar.edu/lemi.htm, accessed 20 May 2013)
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